Colorado has the highest avalanche-related death toll in the nation. According to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, almost 300 people have died from being caught in Colorado avalanches over the past 70 years. FLC's Outdoor Pursuits program is trying to mitigate that, offering a PRO 1 Avalanche Course in collaboration with the American Avalanche Institute.
Cole Wilson, a senior studying Adventure Education, will hike the Grand Enchantment Trail in hopes of raising $10,000 for the Grub Hub Food Pantry, which provides free, nutritious foodstuffs to students, staff, and faculty.
Akuel Kot, a senior studying Sports Administration, has been playing basketball every day since the seventh grade. Kot’s dedication to the game has since paid off. Standing at six-foot-two, he's the star guard on the Fort Lewis College men's basketball team.
Members of FLC’s Strategies for Ecological Education, Diversity & Sustainability Club, or SEEDS, spent January 8-12, 2023, exploring Puerto Peñasco, Mexico. The student-led study abroad experience shed light on the ecological diversity of a destination known for its pineapple drinks and banana boats.
The FLC men's basketball team climbed the Division II rankings to claim a share of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference regular-season title and capture the RMAC Tournament championship. The team received the No. 2 seed for the South-Central Regional Tournament at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas.
Misty Sandoval, a senior studying Public Health, is making an impact at FLC. She is the youngest member of the Native LGBTQ+/Two-Spirit Advisory Council for the Southwest Indigenous Women's Coalition. She decided to go to FLC because of the Public Health program's strong reputation.
The Performing Arts Department will put on Songs for a New World, a challenging mix of 15 different set pieces worthy of 15 musicals. Written by Jason Robert Brown, Songs has been described as a song cycle, a musical revue, and an abstract musical.
In 2022, FLC’s premier Native American & Indigenous Studies program received a critical academic boost. Helped in part by a generous gift from the Mellon Foundation, FLC hired four new NAIS faculty. This expansion advances the institution’s commitment to reconciliation with its past as a federal Indian boarding school by building a community of Indigenous scholars.
Despite the biggest winter storm in four years, FLC community members gathered to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with an informal meet-and-greet hosted by the Black Student Union.